South Waziristan tribe agrees to abide by 2007 peace accord

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Islamabad, July 3 (ANI): The Ahmadzai Wazir tribe has decided that it would abide by the peace accord inked with the government in 2007, and would not attack the troops stationed in South Waziristan.

The decision was taken during a 'jirga' in Wana, where about 120 tribal elders met the Political Agent of the region, Syed Shahab Ali Shah.

Earlier, a group of tribal elders had met the Taliban commander Maulvi Nazir, and officials claimed that the talks were 'successful'.

Members of the 'jirga' claimed that Nazir has agreed to support the peace deal in view of the situation in South Waziristan and work for peace in the region.

However, sources privy to Nazir rejected reports of any such meeting, The Dawn reports.

They said the government was trying to 'isolate' the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud with the help of Ahmadzai Wazir jirga.

Meanwhile, the administration has released six tribesmen as a 'goodwill' gesture on the request of the 'jirga'. (ANI)

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